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Xandros buys Linspire

Xandros isn't exactly a household name, but the little Linux distribution struck it big (well, biggish anyway) last year when Asus decided to slap a customized version of the operating system on its uber-popular Eee PC laptop lineup. And now Xandros appears to be flexing its muscles a bit. The company this week announced that it has purchased Linspire, the company behind the Linspire and...

Linspire 6.0 release: Linux for the Windows set

So you want your Linux and your proprietary software too? Not a problem. Linspire 6.0 was released today. The software formerly known as Lindows is built on the open-source Linux kernel. But it includes support for proprietary components including MP#, Real, Java, Flash, ATI, and nVidia software, codecs and drivers. Linspire is based on Ubuntu 7.04, but unlike Ubuntu you'll have to pay $50 for a...

Freespire 2.0 is built on Ubuntu 7.04 with proprietary software

Freespire 2.0, the free version of Linspire, is out. And unlike previous versions of Linspire and Freespire, which were built on Debian, Freespire 2.0 is built on top of Ubuntu. (Which, for those keeping track, is based on Debian). But that doesn't mean Freespire will look or act just like Ubuntu. Freespire 2.0 uses the KDE desktop, which looks a bit more like the Windows and Mac desktop...

No licensing agreement between Microsoft and Ubuntu

Microsoft's been announcing partnerships with Linux distributors left and right over the last few months. First, the company reached an agreement to share intellectual property with Novell, then Xandros, and most recently Linspire. That's led many to wonder whether Microsoft would be partnering with Canonical anytime soon. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, fast becoming one of the most...

Microsoft collaborates with Lindows... err Linspire

Linspire is a Linux distribution designed for Windows users looking to switch to an open source operating system. It comes pre-loaded with software to make the user experience as close to Windows as possible. In fact, Linspire used to bear the name Lindows until the big M filed a little trademark lawsuit. So while Linspire isn't the first Linux company to sign a deal with Microsoft, it's kind of...

The best Linux distro ever: the results

Wow, I am pretty blown away. Almost unanimously everyone said that Ubuntu is the best Linux distro for almost everything you would want to do. I am already a Ubuntu fan, and I thought there would be a huge list of distros because there are so many out there. Ubuntu is the distro I used at work to recover old PC data, and fix PCs when even windows was trashed. It is definitely a killer build and...

An early look at Freespire

The first release of Freespire, the community-driven (a la Red Hat's Fedora) Linux distribution from Linspire, is due in a couple of weeks, but the first release candidate is now available and DesktopLinux.com is running an early look at it, which gives a good overview of what we can expect in the new platform. Out of the box, Freespire has support for a wide variety of media formats, including...

Linspire announces community-driven Freespire

Linspire, the Linux distribution criticized by some for being full of proprietary drivers and software, is trying to go the way of Fedora with a new "community-driven" distribution called Freespire. Two version of Freespire will be released, one with proprietary software and one without. The really-free version won't, for example, come with DVD playback, which users will instead have the...

Video editing in a web browser with eyespot

True to his word, Michael Robertson announced eyespot today, a web-based video editor. This is part of his ajaxLaunch site, where they'll be launching a new ajaxian app each Wednesday. I'm sure NVU is heading for the ajax treatment any time. This is a neat trick, but there's a social aspect to it as well. You can take videos and clips from other users, and remix them into your own. That, in...

Linux distros compared

It's not exhaustive, but informative. Joshua Drake has been using Linux professionally for over 10 years, and he shares his opinions and comparisons in an admittedly subjective but thorough comparison of the five major Linux distros for "non geeks." The comparisons are between Red Hat ES, Novell SLES, Fedora FC4, OpenSuSE 10, and Ubuntu Breezy Badger. Notice Linspire isn't in there?...